Macron hails a “statesman of French destiny” | EUROtoday

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Lhe former president of the European Commission, father of the euro and determine of the French left, Jacques Delors, died Wednesday on the age of 98, introduced his daughter Martine Aubry. “He died this morning at his Paris home in his sleep,” declared the socialist mayor of Lille. The political reactions weren’t lengthy in coming.

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  • President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the “inexhaustible architect of our Europe” who was the previous President of the European Commission Jacques Delors. “His commitment, his ideals and his righteousness will always inspire us. I salute his work and his memory and share the pain of his loved ones,” reacted the Head of State on X (previously Twitter).
  • The boss of the Socialist Party, Olivier Faure, hailed the future of the “giant” Jacques Delors, former socialist minister. “A giant has just left us. Child of the century, he had experienced the worst and sought to ward off misfortune by building lasting peace. Through his union, ministerial and finally at the head of Europe, he leaves us an immense legacy. Condolences to Martine Aubry,” tweeted the chief of the PS.

  • The chief of La France insoumise Jean-Luc Mélenchon paid tribute to the “activist and man of action who acted with the common good in mind”. “Jacques Delors was a socialist of the generation which had an ideal. However far away we may have been, I salute the activist and the man of action who acted with the common good in mind,” wrote Jean-Luc Mélenchon on X.